News & Announcements

Stay updated about the Trust Protocol and sustainable cotton production in the U.S. Find all past press releases and announcements below.

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U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol now represents almost quarter of U.S. cotton acreage and reports continued improvements across all six sustainability metrics

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Trust Protocol Enrollment, Climate Smart Cotton Program Applications Now Open

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Total area of enrolled planted cotton acres grows by a further 25%

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Deadline Approaching for U.S. Cotton Growers to Enroll 2022 Crop in the Trust Protocol and Complete Data Entry 

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U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol Welcomes American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. as a Member


Deepika Mishra

Standards and Data Lead (consultant)

Deepika Mishra is the Standards and Data Lead for the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, acting as a consultant for the program. As an accomplished scientist and data analytics specialist, Deepika leads on analysis of the Trust Protocol’s environmental metrics. She collaborates extensively with agricultural research institutions, conservation groups, and food and trade organizations, playing a vital role in the establishment of sustainability and social standards within the industry.

Deepika earned her Ph.D. in plant and soil science from Texas Tech University, specializing in cotton breeding and genetics. With over a decade of experience, she has spearheaded diverse agricultural projects in both India and the United States, covering crops like cotton, cowpeas, castor, sesame, guar, guayule, tomato, and field pennycress (cover crop). Her contributions also include the development and release of multiple cowpea varieties in India during her M.S. studies in vegetable breeding and genetics.